Dickens on Centre - Event Schedule

Join us December 7-9 on Amelia Island for the 4th annual Dickens on Centre holiday festival! Throughout the weekend enjoy holiday and Victorian inspired entertainment on two stages as well as throughout the streets of historic downtown Fernandina Beach. Families will enjoy a plethora of fun including a Kids Zone, visits with St. Nick, holiday shopping, festive food & drink, costumed characters, and plenty of Christmas inspiration. Come Make Memories at Dickens on Centre!

Dickens on Center Festival Hours

•    Friday, December 7, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
•    Saturday, December 8, 10:00am - 9:00pm
•    Sunday, December 9, 10:00am - 7:00pm

Festival Areas & Activities

Wharf Stage – The main stage area at Front & Centre will feature holiday & Victorian inspired entertainment from local and regional performers!

Kate & Monty Stage – Located in the pocket park next to Amelia Island Coffee, this new space is “home” to two of our Victorian townsfolk as well as additional entertainment.

Tiny Tim’s Kid Zone & St. Nick Photos – Relocated to North 2nd Street (near Crab Trap), Tiny Tim’s Kid Zone includes letter writing to St. Nick as well as visits with the old man himself & photos by Boston Photography. Kids of all ages will enjoy Victorian & holiday inspired games and crafts as well as family-friendly entertainment!
  • Photos with St. Nick by Boston Photography: Friday, 7-9pm and Saturday & Sunday, 11am-1p & 3pm-6pm
Peddler’s Village & Artist Alley - Shop for holiday gifts at our local stores as well as the vendors along Peddler’s Village (Centre Street) and on Artist Alley (North 2nd Street). Don’t miss gift wrapping by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to make your holiday shopping a breeze.

Fezziwig’s Courtyard – Now located near the Wharf Stage on the historic train platform by the Welcome Center, Fezziwig’s Courtyard offers beer and wine! Open to the public, Fezziwig’s will provide a great spot to enjoy the Wharf Stage entertainment.  

Dickens After Dark – A Spirited Affair for Adults 21+. Inspired by the ghosts of A Christmas Carol and the spirited veil of the Victorian era, this NEW ticketed program for adults includes one complimentary drink, a ghost tour with the Amelia Island Museum of History, and access to three exclusive areas (Gothic Alley, Ghost Club and Mystic Library) with specialty entertainment and cash bars! Marlin & Barrel will be serving holiday inspired cocktails in Gothic Alley!

Run Like the Dickens, 1-mile sprint
Hold onto your bonnets and top hats during the 2nd annual 1-mile sprint along the shores of Main Beach. Support the Fernandina Beach Middle School AVID program with your fastest sprint on Saturday, December 8th at 8am.

FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, December 7 - 5:00-9:00pm
5:00 - 5:45 PM    FBHS Band, Wharf Stage
5:00 - 9:00 PM    Dickens After Dark   
6:00 - 7:00 PM    Opening Ceremony with St. Nick & Phil Amato + Reading of The Night Before Christmas, Wharf Stage
7:00 - 9:00 PM    St. Nick Visits & Pictures, Kids Zone
7:30 - 9:00 PM    King Guy's Band, Wharf Stage
7:45 - 8:15 PM    Voices of St. Augustine Carolers, Kate & Monty Stage
        
SATURDAY, December 8 - 10:00am-9:00pm        
8:00 AM    Run Like the Dickens, Main Beach
10:00 - 11:00 AM    FBHS Sax Quartet, Wharf Stage
10:30 - 11:00 AM    Book Lady Story Time, Kids Zone
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    St Nick Visits & Pictures, Kids Zone
11:00 AM    Parade of Paws, Welcome Center
12:30 - 1:30 PM    Cole Tucker - Ventriloquist, Wharf Stage
12:45 - 1:15 PM    Harolyn Sharpe - Victorian Christmas Monologue, Kate & Monty Stage
1:45 - 2:15 PM    FBCA Children's Choir, Wharf Stage
2:00 - 3:00 PM    FBHS Sax Quartet, Kids Zone
2:30 - 3:00 PM    Song Spinners, Wharf Stage
3:00 - 3:30 PM    Voices of St. Augustine Carolers, Kate & Monty Stage
3:00 - 6:00 PM    St Nick Visits & Pictures, Kids Zone
3:15 - 3:45 PM    Amelia Island TimeSteppers, Wharf Stage
3:30 - 4:00 PM    Harolyn Sharpe - Victorian Christmas Monologue, Kids Zone
4:00 - 5:00 PM    Royal Amelia Dance, Wharf Stage
5:00 - 9:00 PM    Dickens After Dark
5:00 PM    Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk, Art Galleries
5:00 - 5:30 PM    Voices of St. Augustine Carolers, Kate & Monty Stage
5:30 - 6:00 PM    Crescendo Amelia, Wharf Stage
6:00 - 6:30 PM    Phil Amato & St. Nick, Reading of The Night Before Christmas, Wharf Stage
6:30 - 7:00 PM    Crescendo Amelia, Wharf Stage
6:30 - 7:00 PM    Book Lady Story Time, Kids Zone
6:30 - 7:30 PM    Cole Tucker - Ventriloquist, Kate & Monty Stage
7:30 - 9:00 PM    One-man performance of A Christmas Carol by Jason Woods, Wharf Stage
        
SUNDAY - December 9, 10:00am-7:00pm
10:00 - 11:00 AM    Doc Thorton's Wonder Show, Wharf Stage
10:30 - 11:30 AM    Cole Tucker - Ventriloquist, Kate & Monty Stage
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM    St Nick Visits & Pictures, Kids Zone
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM   Holiday Bells by Pam Bell, Wharf Stage
12:30 - 1:00 PM    Harolyn Sharpe - Victorian Christmas Monologue, Kids Zone
12:30 - 1:30 PM    Nassau Community Band, Wharf Stage
1:15 - 2:15 PM    Hupp & Ray, Kate & Monty Stage
2:00 - 3:00 PM    Folk is People, Wharf Stage
2:30 - 3:30 PM    Cole Tucker - Ventriloquist, Gothic Alley
3:00 - 6:00 PM    St Nick Visits & Pictures, Kids Zone
4:00 - 5:00 PM    Kyle Freeman, Gothic Alley
4:30 - 5:00 PM    St. Michaels' Academy Choir, Kids Zone
4:30 - 5:30 PM    Doc Thorton's Wonder Show, Wharf Stage
5:00 - 6:00 PM    Hupp & Ray, Kate & Monty Stage
5:30 - 6:00 PM    Harolyn Sharpe - Victorian Christmas Monologue, Kids Zone
6:30 - 7:00 PM    Closing Ceremonies, Wharf Stage
Entertainment schedule is subject to change.

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